Connelly shines in Girls' Junior tourney

July 25, 2002|By John W. Stewart | John W. Stewart,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

Stephanie Connelly of Pasadena shot a second-round 77 for a 36-hole total 153 to qualify for match play, then won her first-round match at the 54th U.S. Girls' Junior Championship yesterday at Echo Lake Country Club in Westfield, N.J. Connelly, who defeated Amanda Wilson of Hilo, Hawaii, 1-up, was the only one of three Middle Atlantic qualifiers to advance.

Jenny Suh of Fairfax, Va., had 83-76-159, then lost to Hannah Jun of San Diego, 5 and 4. Theresa Paik of Silver Spring, who posted 81-80-161, survived a playoff, then lost in the first round to Taylor Leon of Dallas, 3 and 2. Two other local players failed to advance as Julia Huh of Pasadena had 84-84-168, and Michelle Grilli of Pikesville had 84-94-178.

U.S. JUNIORS: Brian Carneal of Pasadena returned a 76 in completing his rain-interrupted first round and had not teed off when weather again halted play at the Atlantic Athletic Club. None of the 156 players had completed a second round when the suspension of play came in late afternoon.

FLATTERY JUNIORS: Chris Kamphaus upset Boys 15-17 medalist Tripp Bare (70) and defeated John Lally to lead the way into the semifinals of the 66th annual program at Hunt Valley GC. No. 3 Matt Bassler is the highest seed in today's semifinals. Medalist Chris Rockwell (70) also worked his way through two matches in the boys 13-14 division. Play in two girls classes begins today.

Boys division quarterfinals: 15-17: Chris Kamphaus d. John Lally, 2 and 1; Alex Brueggemann d. Joe Gross, 3 and 2; Andy Haddy d. Brandon Mourges, 20 holes; Matt Bassler d. David Feeley, 3 and 2. 13-14: Chris Rockwell d. Roger Waesche III, 3 and 1; Kevin Grady d. Mike Bassler, 3 and 2; Jonathan Zorn d. Michael Krug, 1-up; Ji Ho Moon d. Don Shin, 5 and 3.

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